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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 9:59a on 07/01/22 - Temperature: 72.2 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 72.2 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.869 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Slowly - Humidity: 26 %
BugCON 4: almost too intense for climbing, DEET required
4 out of a possible 5
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July 25, 2019

Hi Folks,

I've been crazy busy with music and computer work stuff, plus I've been having some hand issues so unfortunately I didn't climb or mountain bike this week. [AARRGGHH] I do think that the hand issue, which is pretty bad "trigger finger" on the middle 3 fingers of my left hand, is due to a combination of the downhill pounding and incessant squeezing of the brake-lever from riding 4-5 times a week.

Fortunately it's feeling better with less MTB riding and climbing, so I'll try to work in some more climbing next week. Gonna leave off the MTB for another couple of weeks tho! In the meantime I'll just post a mega-cool link to one of the most amazing ice climbing adventure stories that I've come across lately. This is one that ought to get you thinking about ice season 2020...

Chris Martin, our friendly local Audubon biologist, says that all of the bans and restrictions are lifted for this season.
I rode Mt Clinton Road and Jefferson Notch again on Tuesday. This time on my road bike. Amazingly, for mid-late July, temps were pretty cool and comfortable. Both the Edmonds and Jefferson trailheads were totally full! Must have been the weather. Interestingly enough there was a DOT crew working on Mt Clinton just past where the road is closed beyond the Edmonds trailhead. Pretty cool... They say that at some point the road will be repaired. I hope soon.

While it depends on where you are and time of day, I think that the bugs are marginally better with the cooler weather. I'll see about reducing the rating to a 3 depending on how things are after it warms back up later this weekend. Any way you cut it, the ticks are still pretty bad!

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Al Hospers
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North Conway, New Hampshire

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